The past several rain-free days mean green lights for swimming along Ocean County's beaches, lakes and rivers. A thunderstorm looms as a possibility. If it develops, it could mean storm water runoff and changes in bacteria levels. See Townsquare Meteorologist Dan Zarrow's July 10 Shore Report here.

Beach yoga in Seaside Park
Beach yoga in Seaside Park (Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media NJ)

Is there any truth to a Lakewood man's claim of being threatened at gunpoint by three thugs in his own house - twice in less than 12 hours? Police said they found no supporting evidence, and brought the alleged victim to hospitalization. The claim drew massive response around midday Friday and before dawn Saturday.

Barnegat Lighthouse first alerted mariners to dangers after dark 160 years ago. The land around it, though, has been a state park for the past six decades. Today, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection hosts a series of events to mark the 60th anniversary of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, including a trail hike, lighthouse climb, and rededication of the bust of Old Barney's architect - George Meade, who later led the Union forces in the Civil War.

Once one of the most powerful men in New Jersey law enforcement, former Assistant Attorney General Terry Merced is embroiled in his biggest struggle - for his life. Merced, a victim of final-stage renal failure, needs a kidney. See how he is navigating the rough terrain, and learn about organ donation, through Vin Ebenau's three-part series.

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